“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” – Edward Gibbon, author of the 6 volume The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published 1776 and 1788
CHUCK’S COMMENTS FROM A LIBERTARIAN PERSPECTIVE
A few days ago I saw something that initially made me laugh out loud. Then it made me angry because it is not only true, it is also dangerous. Here is the quote on the back of a car with an NRA sticker on it.
“Next time there is a terrorist attack in the US, remember the government watches me with a drone.”
Think of this quote as you watch my recommended video below where an excited engineer shows off the capability of his drone sensor.
The government never keeps its emphasis on the things where it is needed. Its emphasis goes only where politically feasible. For example, drug raids don’t go where the drugs are, they go were the neighborhood has the least political pull.
Our elected so-called representatives are mostly interested in only two things, money and votes for their next campaign. That is their goal and their limitation.
The only check on government is how we voters respond to the government. If we quietly accept being monitored, catalogued, spied upon, regimented, and invaded by SWAT teams, the government will continue to do those things to us. Complain about those things loud enough, and the government will clean up its act.
How the government monitors us is up to you. Are you afraid of letting freedom win?
VIDEOS TO SEE
You will be amazed what the government can now monitor and store in its massive memory banks. It looks like the movie “Minority Report” has almost come true.
“Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet”
- Inconvienent FACTS about the benefits of carbon.
AUDIO TO LISTEN TO
“E-Verify and National I.D.”, the Cato Daily Podcast for 3/12/2013
- The next time you hear someone saying we need to do something about immigration, remember that the government e-verfied Chuck Donovan after 24 years with the same company and 7 years as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer and Fighter/Attack pilot.
“911 Didn’t Change Everything”, the Lew Rockwell Podcast for 3/12/2013
- The next time the government tells us they have to take away a little of our freedom in order to give us more security, don’t believe them.